Guest: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman
A discussion of … The state of elementary and high-school science education. Lederman says the nation’s failing its kids by not giving them enough hands-on science at early ages. He says teachers need more time and resources to devote to becoming better teachers. And he says high schools should teach science in a more sensible order: Physics, chemistry and biology—instead of the other way around. Also: The National Academy of Sciences book Science for All Children: A Guide to Improving Elementary Science Education in Your School District: 1-800-624-6242.